New Blood is a London based exhibit held at the Old Truman Brewery in brick Lane every year. Here Universities from all over the UK come to show of their students work. Not everyone gets to show their things at the exhibition. I find it to be a bit elitist but what can you do. I was lucky enough to have some of my things represented at the show (a bit surprised to be honest).
Below are some pictures of the booth that the University of Wolverhampton had set up. I thought it was very nice and interactive, but a bit too cramped. Our stall was not among the biggest to be honest. Both the graphic design department and the illustration department was represented which was nice. I would show you pictures of the rest of the exhibit, but I actually forgot to take photos for a while so sadly I don't have any.
Here is a rack of the business postcards all the students had gotten printed.
This is a close up of my card:
At this mac you could leaf through some of the artwork that was not exhibited on the walls or on the portfolio table.
Here is my portfolio on the table:
After standing guard at the stall for 4 hours or so I was quite happy to get outside for some fresh air. I also got to visit Lulu and Lush also known as fairygothmother.co.uk. By accident I discovered that their store was two minutes away from the New Blood exhibit. I have been wanting to visit their store for years after ogling their wares online. Sadly the store was not as impressive as I had imagined, although they did have a lot of really cute burlesque underwear.
I did have a portfolio review while I was at New blood but I'll talk about that in my next post as I have quite few thoughts on the matter.
Until next time